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Nymphaea species/Water Lily

Nymphaea species / Nymphaea species
Exotic white flower rising above the water
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Exotic white flower rising above the water

A stone edged pool with a collection of water lilies growing in mid summer

Water lilies growing in a pool at the New Orleans Botanical Garden

White flower of this tropical lily

Large umbrella-like leaves of the common water lotus

Striking white flower in summer

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Scientific Name: Nymphaea species
Common Name: Water Lily
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: There are many varieties of water lilies with different colors and sizes of flowers and leaves. Most have fragrant flowers that are present in summer. They require a water temperature of 75 degrees F. or better for best performance.